This is the week, the week that they all go off to school. What did I say about wanting my kids to all grow up and successfully leave me (one day)? I take it back. Just a little.
The boys started their school year with great enthusiasm and readiness. My kindergartener even rode the bus home and is so looking forward to riding the bus in the morning with his big brother tomorrow.
Baby girl started preschool for the first time. She has been so excited to start school and was ready this morning. Apparently not all the kids were quite as happy to be going to school today and I think that with her very empathetic soul, it was difficult for her to watch. I left one upset little girl this morning and am hoping that by now she is happily eating her snack or playing in the loft or singing a song.
New beginnings almost always have their challenges, but they also almost always lead to something new, something unexpected, something wonderful. Learning how to handle life’s challenges, setbacks, or obstacles is something we all have to learn – some more than others. Learning our own life lessons is a must, it can’t be done for us. I just wish it wasn’t something that was so painful to watch in someone else, someone so small…
How are your kids enjoying the new school year? And tell me, what am I supposed to do with myself tomorrow morning when they all are in school?